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Director, Operating Room

  • Job ID: 016545445
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 24 / 7 Oversight & Responsibility
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Department: Operating Room
  • Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $36.11 to $61.13 / hour


As Director of the Operating Room you will manage the operations of the department to include but not limited to staffing, policy/procedures, sterilization practices, Operating Room efficiencies as it relates to scheduling, patient flow, financial accountability and service and quality standards. Closely collaborate with the Perioperative Medical Director to continually improve Operating Room efficiencies.


  • Manage staff, fiscal, and physical resources.
  • Develop and controls departmental expenses including
  • Develop and implement Operating Room nursing policies and procedures which enhance/improve the practice of nursing care in the Operating Room and are consistent with AORN (Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses) practices.
  • Ensure policies and procedures meet all JCAHO, OSHA and DOH regulations.
  • Interview, hire, orient, coach, train, schedule, evaluate and discipline staff.
  • Create a work environment conducive to productive performance and job satisfaction.
  • Responsible for medical surgical expenses and justifications as it relates to new products, equipment and supply/implant usage in collaboration with Business Manager and Purchasing Manager.
  • Collaborate with physician department heads and managers to establish quality service standards.
  • Ensure that standards are maintained and addresses areas that do not meet standards.
  • Assume 24-hour accountability for department operations.
  • Streamline departmental processes through continuous improvement to enhance operational efficiency and enhance overall utilization of the Operating Room.
  • Develop internal and external customer relationships (medical staff, employees, patients, parents, and payers). Identify customer needs, develop systems to monitor satisfaction, and develop operating plans to address areas of dissatisfaction.



  • Required education: MSN or related health care field is required, either at time of hire/transfer, or must be enrolled in a program within one year of hire/transfer date and completed within three years of enrollment (i.e. public health, informational technology, administration, etc.) Area of education: Professional nursing.
  • Required level of experience: 5 years.
  • Area of experience: Clinical nursing experience, which includes 3 years OR experience.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Fit Testing Required
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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